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Axum was once a mighty Biblical kingdom, located along the Ethirea border, its now home to the ArK of Covenant and a place containing the mystical obelisks (largest in the world). Alex and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to explore Axum, however we knew it was going to cost us... The only way to travel from Debark to Axum is …
Bit of a lie in, had restless sleep from rats scurrying across inside ceiling. We realised in the morning the damp patch in the corner was the rodent nest as all scurrying began there and it was actually urine soddening the plaster. Yuck! Went downstairs to ask to be moved, manager came up to see and heard scurrying but said it could have been …
... Aksumite dynasty which was way back in the 6th century. Some people say that one of these tombs had a tunnel that leads all the way to Eritrea, 185km away.
The real highlight for us in Aksum came when we visited the massive stelaes (obelisks that represent a tomb stone) which date back to 4th century BC. One of these 500 tonn amazing stelae had since fallen and really makes a stunning site to see.
A visit to the Aksum museum, the St Mary ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsAfrica Hotel Aksum
From cheap simple to more expensive rooms with a hot shower. Recommended!
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